There are over 1,200 campsites and a number of lodges throughout Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks – but since this is about Sequoia, I will concentrate on only that park.
Boasts spectacular views of Mount Sillman and Silver peak. There are 102 guest rooms that are in three different price categories. This lodge is open year-round. NOTE: I did not see this lodge so cannot comment on the experience.
Call: (559)565-4070 for more info Reservations: 1-888-252-5757
Bearpaw Meadow Camp
This is a backcountry meadow tent hotel available for up to 12 hikers that take the 11.5 mile trail from Crescent Meadow. Open mid-June to mid-September – weather permitting of course. Bedding, towels, linens, meals and showers are provided. NOTE: I visited during the winter, so did not stay here – though this would be my choice during summer. Reservations are required. (888)252-5757
NOTE: All campgrounds (except Atwell Mill and Cold Springs) in Sequoia have bearproof storage boxes – which you are required to use to store your food. Rent or purchase them in Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, and Lodgepole shops or at Mineral King Ranger Station.
Lodgepole: $16 per night in summer (free after heavy snow) 250 sites, elevation 6,700 ft. Toilets, bearproof storage boxes, pay phone, laundromat, service station, camper store, deli, gift shop. NOTE: in winter, only the parking area is plowed.
Dorst: $16 per night with reservation, 218 sites, elevation 6,800 ft. Toilets, phone, sanitary disposal station. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Buckeye Flat: $14 per night, 28 sites, elevation 2,800 ft. Toilets. Open in summer only. No trailers or RVs.
Potwisha: $14 per night, 44 sites, elevation 2,100 ft. Toilets, phone, sanitary disposal station.
South Fork: $8 per night mid-May through October (free rest of year), 13 sites, elevation 3,600 ft. Pit toilets, no drinking water. No trailers or RVs.
Atwell(Mineral King area): $8 per night late May through September (then water is turned off and no fees charged) 21 sites, elevation 6,650 ft. Pit toilets, phones, horses in summer. Road closed from November 1 to Memorial Day. No trailers or RVs.
Cold Springs(Mineral King area): same as Atwell – except has 40 sites and elevation is 7,500 ft.